According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Chief Regional Economist Martin Kohli: “The aging of the population is one of the factors that is driving the demand for massage therapists.” In a September 2013 article, 24/7 Wall St. compared employment figures published by the BLS for hundreds of occupations from 2002 and 2012, and reported that Massage Therapy is among the 10 fastest-growing jobs in the USA, with a projected 10-year job growth of 162%.
U.S. News on February 19, 2014, ranks Massage Therapist as number 27 among the 100 best jobs…“There’s an art of alleviating pain and stress use touch, and there’s a need for more trained professionals with ability to do just that. The BLS predicts that our No. 27 job, massage therapist, will grow 22.6 percent between 2012 and 2o22.”
The success of a career training program is based on the ability to obtain a job after graduation. AIMT is very proud of its job placement records. Since 2003, our annual placement rates are better than 80% within months of graduation. This success is made possible by the quality of AIMT’s Medical and Sports Massage Therapy training programs that have been continuously refined since 1983.
We provide free job placement service to all AIMT students—current and former—for life. Our job listings are sent via email and posted in school. Periodically, we hold job fairs to provide opportunities for AIMT students to meet their potential employers and network with clients and other professionals in the massage therapy field.
At AIMT, our massage therapy programs focus on preparing our graduates for a range of exciting, satisfying and rewarding career options, including (but not limited to):
Chiropractic, acupuncture and physical therapy offices
Hospitals and doctors’ offices
Medical and rehabilitation clinics
Wellness and fitness centers
Sports organizations and gyms
Spas and beauty salons
Resorts, cruise ships and airports
Starting their own practice / self-employed
Plenty of job opportunities are made available to our students even before they graduate. Spas, medical clinics, doctors’ offices, and wellness centers have routinely recruited AIMT students during their training, and hired them after they graduate.
This review is for the school. I'm a senior student at AIMT and have had a phenomenal experience here. The classes are small, the teachers & staff are all knowledgeable, friendly and personally invested in every one of us. I have my B.A., but I've never felt more supported in an educational environment than here.
The content is rigorous with the expectation that we are training to take our part as clinical professionals. Anatomy and physiology is a challenge here, as it would be anywhere else. There is plenty of support, but they do not make it easy, nor should they. It is a vital component of being an educated therapist.
There is daily hands-on practice with fellow students, plus an in-house clinic where we see outside clients, as well as sporting event/externship requirements to ensure that we are practiced, comfortable and competent with our knowledge of the body, massage techniques, contraindications and a variety of different people.
In addition, they have just partnered with a nearby sports performance/rehab facility offering externship opportunities. We work directly with the director of sports medicine on top athletes, learning advanced techniques and interpersonal skills needed for this particular population.
I could not be happier with my education and training through AIMT. If you're looking for an easy program, this probably isn't for you. But if you are a serious student intent on learning about the body, therapeutic practices, clinical reasoning skills, professionalism and business success, and are willing to work hard, this school and its teachers will not disappoint you.
Attending this school was one of the best decisions I've made. I don't intend on making massage therapy a full-time gig but they prepare you for just about any kind of direction you want to take afterwards. The candid and open instruction makes for excellent learning since so much of this industry isn't learned through text books and standard protocols.
The professionalism that is taught here is excellent. There is no 'funny-business' about what we are expected to do. As well, we are able to explore various scenarios that may be out of our comfort zone as we learn. The required 'clinic' hours are great to immerse yourself into real-world applications.
I was able to use my GI Bill® (GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs) benefits to attend this school and as long as you stay on top of the VA everything works out smoothly
They hold everyone accountable for learning. The old saying goes 'you get what you put in.' It is entirely true with this industry. This school reminds you that to be successful in the massage therapy industry, you have to know more than slapping on some oil and making random motions with your hands. You will learn a very broad base of anatomy and physiology as it will apply to this field. Not only are you expected to know proper names and functions of different body parts, you are expected to be able to explain it to clients in terms anyone can understand.
If you are currently looking for an excellent massage school to attend, or even looking for a new career option, this place is definitely worth it.
And the cheap massages available from students is the best deal around!
Dave Smyth Jr.
As a current student at AIMT, I've seen a few things that truly set AIMT apart from other massage schools in the area:
-Reasonable tuition, especially when compared to other schools in the area (yes I'm looking at you National Holistic Institute - great school, but rather pricey).
-Small class sizes, allowing for more attention from your teachers. Especially for massage where hands-on experience is everything, AIMT really excels here.
-A school that will work with you. Seriously, when it comes to completing hours, putting in extra effort during break time to truly understand a certain subject matter, the staff here genuinely cares for and understands their students and understand the type of lifestyles that many students live (balancing work, school, family, bills, ahhh!)
I am a 2008 graduate of AIMT and am now managing Burke Williams Day Spa. I am very proud of my education that I received at AIMT now of my career. I am a true believer that anyone can launch a lifetime career starting with Massage Therapy...the opportunities are endless!!